* Gives the reader a firsthand look at war from inside a B-17 bomber in World War II * Focuses on the 92nd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force and includes missions to the Schweinfurt ball-bearing plant and Berlin * One of the first accounts of being shot down over Sweden The Savage Sky is as close as you can get to experiencing aerial combat while still staying firmly planted on the ground. The writing is vivid and intimate, describing the bitter cold at high altitudes, gut-wrenching fear, lethal shrapnel from flak, and German fighters darting through the bomber formation like feeding sharks.
George Webster was a B-17 radio operator in the 92nd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. On his twenty-fifth mission in May 1944, his bomber was forced to make an emergency landing in Sweden, where he and his crewmates were interned for the war's duration.
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Stackpole Military History Series
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100 black & white illustrations, 30 black & white halftones